It’s NOT a county, it’s a a self-governing British Crown dependency, you scream.
I beg to differ;
It’s a GBG county, it really is.
Best approached from Heysham, since Liverpool is out of bounds.
Oh, sorry, the Isle of Man doesn’t want your plague either at the moment.
Shame, because it really is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Honest. The Calf of Man alone is worth your trip.
And the pubs. Proper Pubs. Proper People. Proper Pumps. Proper beards.
There’s a real community focus. Nine charity boxes here, a UK record.
And the beer’s dead cheap, so it sells quick.
One of the best Chinese takeaways in the UK (I went twice) and those Queenies you love;
Plenty of good B&Bs in Douglas, but Bleak House in Ramsey looks “exciting”.
They speak a funny language here, which meant their translation of the Cult’s “She Sells Sanctuary” in Quid’s Inn is a bit “literal”.
And there’s some TERRIBLE puns..
But that’s a small price to pay to experience some of the best pubs anywhere.